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A Summary Catalogue of the Anglo-Saxon Collections (British Archaeological Reports (BAR) British)

ISBN13: 9780860547518
ISBN: 0860547515
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $72.0
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports
Published Date:
Pages: 277

This publication comprises a complete inventory of the Ashmolean Museum's holdings of metalwork in gold, silver, copper-alloy and lead, dating from the early Anglo-Saxon period (fifth to seventh century AD). Each of almost 1,200 items (including the Amherst and Monkton composite brooches, the Ixworth cross and the Tostock buckle) is described and illustrated; chemical analyses are given for numerous examples and a full bibliography is provided. Introductory chapters survey the Museum's process of accumulation from the 1780's to the present day, and analyse it on the basis of both the personalities and the archaeological sites which have contributed to the collection.